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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
My home is situated on an R2 lot in Costa Mesa and thinking of selling.
Consider utilizing the services of an agent in order to attain top dollar--contact a few different realty offices, interview a couple of agents and choose the one you like best--then go ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 29, 2010 Home Selling in Costa Mesa
Sharon and P…, Real Estate Pro in Tempe, AZ
Sharon and Paul Scholl answered:
We just bought our second house, we currently trying to sell our 1st house. IS short sale a better option?
In a short sale you must have a hardship (loss of job, divorce, medical bills, etc.). Merely owning 2 homes is not a hardship. Is your 1st home presently listed by a Realtor? They sh ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Selling in Fullerton
Amy Wright, Real Estate Pro in Colleyville, TX
Amy Wright answered:
Is it a conflict of Interest if my Agent who is currently selling my house suddenly put her or her family house in the market 1 to two monyths later?
Hi - There is no conflict unless that Realtor is steering people away from your house and over to their house.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 1, 2012 Home Selling in Fullerton
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I am a new realtor in California.Which way should I sell my home as an open listing or Exclusive listing?
With an open listing no one will put any money and certainly not much time in advertising and marketing your property. It would be one of those if they had someone they would bring them ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 21, 2010 Home Selling in Huntington Beach
Eric H. Wong , Real Estate Pro in Albany, CA
Eric H. Wong answered:
The buyer of my house pulled out of the sale 4hours short of the closing of escrow. I have been informed the I, the seller, does not get the
Did the buyer remove their contingencies? If they did not, and they canceled their contract through one of the contingencies, than they did not breach the contract, and you are not enti ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 17, 2011 Home Selling in 92653
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Question for Agents & Brokers: Am I required, when selling my home, to pay for items discovered in a home inspection which are considered code
I dont know of a "law" that will make you do the work or not do the work. If you knew the work was needed and didnt disclose it, you could be held liable whether you were sell ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 15, 2012 Home Selling in Dana Point
Richard Schu…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Richard Schulman answered:
How can I verify the number of closed sales of a Realtor?
The office manager can be an easy helpful resource for that. Go ahead and try giving them a call.

And if you need any help or OC agent referrals, let me know!

Good luck,

Richar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 30, 2012 Home Selling in Orange
Emelia Sanch…,  in Ontario, CA
Emelia Sanchez answered:
How do I list my home on this site?
Hello Annemarie,

Your realtor can post it for you. Unfortunately if you are for sale by owner you can not post to this site.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 27, 2010 Home Selling in 92887
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
Read online that WF is difficult regarding short sales. So...Wondering how the following will effect the approval of a short
With a short sale there is 2 basic parts to consider, Is the home owner in a postition to quailify for the bank to accept a short sale for the. On case 1 if you are not behind, they may ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 12, 2010 Home Selling in Irvine
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Burke, VA
Don Tepper answered:
My aust changed her Living Trust. When she passes on does her Trustee have to sell her house or can she just rent it and not sell it. Or maybe live ?
It depends on the terms of the trust. It could be either way, depending on what your aunt (did you mean "aunt"?) specified. Often, the person who created the trust directs th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Selling in Stanton
Coleen DeGro…, Real Estate Pro in Gainesville, FL
Coleen DeGroff answered:
I contacted a realtor to find out if he had any interested buyers. He says he has a buyer lined up. What would be a reasonable commission to him?
Hi Tinribs,
I am not sure what you are asking here. Your home is currently leased, and the lease is running out, and the realtor handling the lease says they have a buyer for your prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Selling in Newport Beach
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in Manchester, NH
Scott Godzyk answered:
I contacted a realtor to find out if he had any interested buyers. He says he has a buyer lined up. What would be a reasonable commission to him?
You need to negotiate commission prior to signing any contracts. Most buyer agents will acccept 1/2 of what the going commission is for your specific area. It is illegal for one broker ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 23, 2010 Home Selling in Newport Beach
Grace Morioka, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Grace Morioka answered:
I need help understanding the RLA form for California, specifically Item 4, experienced realtors please help!
Hello Rosie and thanks for your question.

First and foremost, your listing agent should be upfront and provide you with the information you need regarding payment of commissions and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 24, 2010 Home Selling in Orange County
Karen Parsons…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
What are the tax implications of "giving" my portion of my house to my roommate if the house is under water? Together we owe more than the
Hi Gary,

These are questions for a CPA. But my guess is that if there is no "profit" at the time of the transfer, you should not have any tax consequences....you might even ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 15, 2013 Home Selling in 92649
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
my father sold his property a few months back and recently died is there a chance that i could get it back. He sold it but at the time he wasnt in
This is a sensitive topic - but my short answer is NO.

You would have to go through a prolonged legal battle - and it could take years to work its way through the court system - with ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 15, 2010 Home Selling in 92648
Thom Colby, Real Estate Pro in Irvine, CA
Thom Colby answered:
What is the value of extra garage parking at a condo community permiting only two cars per unit?
Meme -

It really depends on how tough parking really is at the community. It all comes down to Supply and Demand.

Best,

Thom Colby
Broker & REALTOR
Orange County, CA
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 20, 2010 Home Selling in 92675
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
What is the value of an attached garage in a condo unit?
Why not contact any realty office(s) and ask for comps--recently sold similar closed properties in the immediate area, review the data and make a determination--it's a free service ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jun 5, 2010 Home Selling in San Juan Capistrano
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Can a Realtor in California place a for sale sign in the yard if the home is not on the MLS? Our realtor says he can do this to generate interest.
IF you own the home and you say no to the sign that should be the end of the story--the agent can't place the sign without your permission. Why isn't your home on MLS I wonder ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Nov 20, 2015 Home Selling in 92618
Karen Parsons…, Real Estate Pro in Laguna Beach, CA
Karen Parsons Fiddler answered:
Has anyone heard of, or know anything about; MAE GLOBAL ENTERPRISES LLC? They claim they can get a mortgage forgiven based upon errors in Loan Docs.
Hi Thom,

I haven't heard this....but if you remember the Lucus Law Center in Aliso Viejo used to promise this approach, and they were shut down. I don't know about the succ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 6, 2010 Home Selling in Orange County
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